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Good Morning, Gorillas (Magic Tree House #26)

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The Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie off to the mountains of Africa. There they run into a huge mountain gorilla! At first they don't know whether they should shake hands or turn tail. But the ominous-looking creature turns out to be surprisingly gentle. Not only that, the gorilla may be able to help them learn their next bit of magic, which Morgan has challenged the ...more
Hardcover, 71 pages
Published July 23rd 2002 by Turtleback Books (first published 2002)
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Christopher Salcedo
I like this book because in the book it states, Jack and Annie soon discovered that the tree house was magic. It could take them to the places in the books. All they had to do was point to a picture and wish to go there.(pg.1) I also like this book because it makes you think if gorillas are as bad as they look? Or are they gentle giants? I also like this book because in the back of the book it states, Gentle giants or giant monsters? That's the question Jack and Annie have about gorillas when t ...more
Jhernandez
this is a really cool book.You should try on it, it is really intresting.It is about jack and anny going to the jungle,and they meet gorilla!After a while of being with them they recognize that the gorrilas where good.they become friends, and they discover that the point to be their was to use body language. So they use signs. But then they notice that since they found the point, and done it,they had to go.Jack was really sad.But he learn alot of things,and one,was to be a gorilla. :)






this is the
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Robert
Though not the most action-packed of the Magic Tree House series, "Good Morning, Gorillas" is a breezy, sweet continuation of Jack and Annie and their quests for something or other. This series continues to impress me (if not so much impress my son) due to the characterization of the protagonists. Jack and Annie are two clear individuals, not just described by "main character boy" and "main character girl". Each receives moments to shine; each receives moments to fail and to learn. If only every ...more
Andrew
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Tony
Oct 30, 2008 Tony rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: gorilla lovers
Recommended to Tony by: Mrs.Hoffman
This book, "Good Morning Gorillas," is a very good book. It is about this boy named Jack and his little sister named Annie. They went to the magic tree house and got sent to a misty rain forest in the mountains of Africa. There they saw a baby gorilla. Annie called him Bu Bu because he always said, "Bu Bu." Annie followed the gorilla, but Jack stayed back and took notes about the gorilla. Later Jack tried to find Annie but it got dark, so he went to sleep near a tree. When Jack woke up he saw B ...more
Kayla Krecklow
I don't remember ever reading The Magic Tree House books when I was younger, and I don't know why I didn't! Even as an adult, I still enjoyed reading this one. In the beginning of the book it talks about a Morgan, and I couldn't figure out who that was, so I'm assuming you would have needed to read previous books to know. Other than that I really enjoyed the story line of this book. The tree house spins and spins and spins until it is absolutely still and takes the children to another place wher ...more
Sarah Sammis
In Good Morning, Gorillas by Mary Pope Osborne, Jack and Annie meet Jane Goodall and learn about sign language. It's one of the last books my son and I read together before moving onto longer and more complicated books.

They are sent into the jungle by the tree house to find a new way of communicating as one of Morgan's four-part spells. They quickly meet up with a group of gorillas. Their interaction with the creatures bring to the forefront a plot point that has been developing over the course
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Yuki Kodama
RANDOM HOUSE,MAGIC TREE HOUSE,level 2.3
*Time:11/10=70minutes
*7words summary:magic tree-forest-Africa-gorillas-special-frightening-sign languarge

*Discussion questions:
Q. Do you think that an intelligent animal should not be killed by human?
A.For example, I think whales are intelligent because they can communicate very well. whales have an intelligent brain and they are special. However, not only the whale, all animals are special. Therefore, I want to treat all animals equally. In other words, I
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Elisabeth Hurley
Very sweet one from the series. Loved the gentle and loving connection between the kids and the gorillas. Loved that they signed "I love you" in the story as this is something special my son and I have always done. Opened up conversation about animal intelligence and language acquisition. Began watching clips of Koko after reading this. I love the topics these stories introduce us to. I just wish the non-fiction counterparts to each book were a little easier to come by. They're really wonderful! ...more
Edward Creter
Finally! Our stalwart heroes Jack and Annie have their lives in jeopardy! The Magic Tree House has landed them smack in the middle of a land populated by damn dirty apes. As anyone can tell you, apes rule!!! Apes kick so much ass!!! Why do ya think King Kong is so popular? Oh but wait! What's this? Jack actually saves the apes from a black leopard? The apes let the kids live??? NOT FAIR!!! I was hoping Ms. Osborne would be cool for once!!! AARRRRRGGGHHHH!
Nathaniel Mckenzie
It was about Jack and Annie trying to learn some magic from some gorillas. There was 3 baby gorillas that they really liked and when they Jack usually wants to go, but Annie usually wants to stay. But both of them wanted to stay, but they had to go.
Calvin  Kwon
I thought this book was really cool because Jack was never afraid and he even scared off a leopard by himself. He even acted like a gorilla and he used his teeth to pull of a leaf to taste it and spit it out. I liked this book a lot.
Moe
-RANDOM HOUSE,MAGIC TREE HOUSE,level 2.3
-Time:11/3=20minutes,11/4=30minutes
-7words summary:rain-forest-Africa-gorillas-silverback-eating-sign languarge
-Discussion questions:
1.In this story,gollilas used an American sign language! Do think what is advantage about using an American sigh language in daily life?
-I think it's useful when I'm in crowded place with my friend and we can't talk directly,or want to talk about secret things.It's kind of fun and cool,I think!
2.Do you think what animal is wi
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Gitty Mandel
I really liked learning about gorillas.
I really like Annie and Jack.
I learned how to say "I love you" in sign language.
I really like the magic tree house.
Deborah Harris
AR Quiz No. 61516 EN Fiction
Accelerated Reader Quiz Information IL: LG - BL: 3.3 - AR Pts: 1.0
Accelerated Reader Quiz Type Information AR Quiz Types: RP, RV, VP
Simon
I never liked Gorillas r Monkeys, I found them to be loud and annoying and really a waste of my time.
This book was a gift to me. I read it despite the subject because it was part of the series and I loved that over the gorillas any day. Now, being older I could care less what my younger self thought and just read the book for what it was.
This was a nice book because it demonstrated love and friendship with again, non humans.

I found that the whole Black Leopard was the same as the Tiger in Book #
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Miki Saiki
Random House auther: Mary pole Osborne
30min
Gorillas nature lesson sign language kids illustrate fun

Why good?
Why I like the book is its unique way of introducing the story; a riddle.
The riddle makes readers focus or kind of stuck on the story.
Even adults can enjoy the riddle.

What's interesting?
The story tells us the importance of communication.
The book is very interesting because it's introducing some aspects of sign languages.
Even though we don't use the same language, we still have ways to com
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Beth Anne
Read aloud to Emma and Will. Funny and cute interactions with gorillas in this book that had both kids laughing out loud, even if it was rather unbelievable.
Anna
The second of four missions to discover special magic. Jack and Annie go in the Tree House to the African mountain rainforest.

This is the secret rhyme for this journey:

"To find a special kind of magic
in worlds so far apart,
speak a special language,
talk with your hands and heart."

The children meet a family group of gorillas and actually become a part of their family for a while. They teach the gorillas to sign, and when they leave the gorillas sign "I love you" in ASL.

That was the special languag
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Seth
Jack and Annie got to be part of the gorilla family! Gorillas are shy and gentle. There was a baby gorilla named Hoho.
Cathy
Jun 28, 2011 Cathy rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Cathy by: all kids who read
The Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie off to the mountains of Africa. There they run into a huge mountain gorilla! At first they don’t know whether they should shake hands or turn tail. But the ominous-looking creature turns out to be surprisingly gentle.

Once again Osborne introduces kids to some unusual topics: mountain gorillas and their habitat (mountain rain forest) the clouds and the environment gorillas live in, their habits, and diet. The other interesting topic introduced was surpr
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Tomoya Sugiyama
-RANDOM HOUSE,RL2.3,MAGIC HOUSE SERIES
-Oct,2nd 65min.
-7 words
sibling,magic-tree-house,warp,jungle,make,friendship,Gorillas
-Question
1.What do you have an image about Gorillas?
A.I think they are vicious so I was surprised to read this book.
2.Some Gorillas can use ASL. Do you know it? And what do you think about it?
A.I didn't know about it before I read this book. I was very exciting,and it's a very interesting thing!! They are so smart!!

Maybe, not all Gorillas can use ASL,but if I have a chance(fx
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Wendy Czapenski
This is one of my favorite Jack and Annie books.
Brittany
Jack and his little sister Annie are two regular kids from Frog Creek, Pennsylvania... until they discover a mysterious tree house full of all sorts of books. From that point on their lives will never be the same again! They soon go on amazing adventures (plus children are learning bits of history and most don't realize it) as they travel through time with the help of the magic tree house. The chapters are short with pictures every few pages, making these books perfect for the beginning reader.
Brianne Silva
Annie and Jack went to a tree house. They found a book. Annie said, I wish we can go there. They were in a forest. Annie found a gorilla. Jack said,leave it alone. Annie said, come on it's just a baby. Annie climbed down, Jack followed. The gorlla came closer. Then Annie followed. The gorlla lead her to the herd. Jack steped on a stick. The gorlla woke up. The gorlla came close and Jack steped back and went to the tree houes and went back home and went to sleep.

By Aubri D. Scott
Nick
2 words : gorilla sign language. note: read this book and find out why I said that.
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Mary Pope Osborne has channeled a lifelong love of exploration and travel into one of the most popular children’s book series of the past two decades. With her fantastic Magic Tree House series, Mary Pope Osborne keeps the good times rolling for kids all over the world.
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